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New York Area Code - Online Number

Casual Adventurer

If I buy an online number (new york area code) and I am out of the country, but in a wifi zone (or a phone with a data plan), and have skype on (on the iphone), will it ring through?

 

Thanks

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stephenl930 wrote:

If I buy an online number (new york area code) and I am out of the country, but in a wifi zone (or a phone with a data plan), and have skype on (on the iphone), will it ring through?

 

Thanks


Yes, with one condition.  From the Skype program on a computer (not your iPhone), make sure to set the Privacy setting for Online Numbers to allow calls from anyone to your Online Number.  Then you would be able to receive calls on your Online Number wherever you are logged into Skype. 

 

If you use your iPhone on a foreign mobile network to log into Skype and make/receive calls, you will be charged for roaming data usage.  This can be substantial, so using WiFi is probably the better way to use Skype when you are outside your home country.

 

Good luck!

 

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Patrick

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And there are no additional charges with an online number? Just the monthly subscription fee?
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stephenl930 wrote:
And there are no additional charges with an online number? Just the monthly subscription fee?

Not when you receive calls to your Online Number when logged into Skype.  You pay the fee for the Online Number, in 3- or 12-month increments, and that's it. 

 

The only way Skype charges for those calls is if you use Call Forwarding to send calls to your Skype account out to a telephone number.  Then that is just like making the call yourself from Skype to that telephone number - you need either Skype Credit or a subscription to cover the cost of the call to that number.  Otherwise, as long as you are logged into Skype, Skype will not charge you for incoming calls on that Online Number. 

 

 

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Patrick

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